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Technology, Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship

The newly established chair group of Technology, Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship, headed by Prof. Dr. Stefanie Bröring, focuses on current management issues of food and agribusiness. Our central research interest is technology, innovation management and entrepreneurship in agri-food chains and networks. We strive to understand how emerging technologies and innovations (like eg. bio-, nanotech, nutrigenomics or advances in food processing resulting in value-added food ingredients) are adopted by the market, shape existing value chains and may mitigate current challenges on the way to a knowledge-based bioeconomy.

We aim at closely linking theoretical and practical questions in research and education. Our research projects are based on a wide array of quantitative as well as qualitative methods to analyze management questions in the diverse applications fields of food and agribusiness and related sectors (bioeconomy).

News

  • Change of denomination: To reflect more on the activities of our chair in the area of entrepreneurship in research and teaching, the denomination of our chair is renamed to "Technology, Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship".
  • On Monday, 30th November 2020, Prof. Dr. Stefanie Bröring speaks at the virtual "Innovation Week of Uni of Mauritius". The title of her keynote is "When Biology meets data science: interdisciplinarity as a key driver for innovation in the bioeconomy"
  • On Monday, 16th November 2020, Prof. Dr. Stefanie Bröring joins the Expert Panel on "Innovation Systems in the BioEconomy" at the Global BioEconomy Summit (Track 4, Theme 3). More infos here: https://gbs2020.net
  • STRIVE researcher and team nominated for the 9th German Sustainability Research Award on the subject of urban bioeconomy:
    A team of researchers from the Fraunhofer Institute for Molecular Biology and Applied Ecology (IME) Münster, the Leuphana University and the German Institute for Food technology (DIL) has been nominated for the 9th German Sustainability Research Award, announced by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) on the subject of urban bioeconomy. Dr. Natalie Laibach, a senior researcher member of the of STRIVE project, is also part of this team.
    The team's innovative idea: the “Waste-to-Resource-Unit” bio-refinery should enable the conversion of organic raw materials into high-quality resources. Used in canteens or other facilities, mixed food waste is sanitized and individual components such as proteins and starch are extracted in order to produce algae biomass on site for use in food production. Depending on the composition of the leftover food, the extraction of pigments, vitamins or antioxidants is also possible. Thanks to the modular design, the waste-to-resource unit can be used flexibly and reduces transport routes to a minimum. The raw material efficiency in cities can thus be increased and environmental pollution reduced.
    You can vote for the nominated ideas here: https://www.nachhaltigkeitspreis.de/forschung/
    Here is the link to the idea: https://www.nachhaltigkeitspreis.de/forschung/waste-to-resource-unit/
  • AFECO students took second place at PDMA Competition 2020 (more information at "Teaching")
  • Virtual conference for food and agriculture industry on September 14 and 15, 2020: Ideenfutter Expo 
    • New cooperation of the TIM Chair with KUER.NRW start-up competition! More under www.kuer.nrw

     

     
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